Moral Leadership

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The remarkable power of the charisma pope

Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro to celebrate World Youth Day. (Mario Tama/GETTY IMAGES ) While much of the public … Continued

In Greece, a case study on Islam in Europe

June 28, 2012Golden Dawn members give a raised-fist salute as they are sworn into parliament.Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP via Getty … Continued

Evangelicals launch $250,000 immigration campaign

During the last attempt to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws in 2007, the Southern Baptist Convention never fully embraced a … Continued

What do religious leaders want for Obama’s next four years?

WASHINGTON — Addressing poverty. Seeking reconciliation. Protecting religious freedom. Religious leaders already have their wish lists ready for President Obama’s … Continued

Evangelical group proposes code of ethics for pastors

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Evangelicals is urging pastors to seek a common moral ground by uniting under a … Continued

Is nothing sacred? Playing politics with nuclear arms reduction

Faith communities have been nearly unanimous for decades about the moral imperative to reduce the nuclear weapons arsenals of the … Continued

Sin, secularization and the Vatican’s PR problem

By Michele Dillon Over the past few months, following years of evidence of sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests … Continued

Arizona’s moral failure

Of course we in the affluent parts of the world have a moral obligation to help the less fortunate, including … Continued

Who would Jesus not serve?

Q: If a church or other religious charity receives government funding, should it follow all government rules, including those against … Continued

Wanted: Moral leadership for health reform

By Rev. Rayfield BurnsMetropolitan Missionary Baptist Church Kansas City, Mo. Last night, President Obama made it clear to Congress: “Do … Continued

Abolishing the death penalty

By Rev. Geoffrey Black, Rev. Linda Jaramillo, and Rabbi David Saperstein Many December holidays – Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa alike … Continued

A billion hungry people

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall On October 16, as millions of people were riveted to video of a runaway … Continued

Obama’s Faith-Based Opportunity

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler Perhaps lost in the swirl of reporting about the financial meltdown, there has … Continued

What to Do About “Mad as Hell”

People are incredibly angry these days. The governing class in America fears a “populist backlash,” as the New York Times … Continued

Holocaust Deniers

Is it better to challenge or ignore Holocaust deniers such as Bishop Richard Williamson and Iranian President Mahmoud Amadenijad? Why? … Continued

Theists, Atheists Fighting Torture Together?

As a Humanist, I technically don’t identify as “religious.” But I was proud to join the National Religious Campaign Against … Continued

My Islam: Freedom and Responsibility

Muslims in America today seem to have lost the right to be individuals. We are treated as a collectivity – … Continued